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Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess. (...)
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Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. (...)
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Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. (...)
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With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. (...)
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With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. (...)
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Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:55pm
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. (...)
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Ernst back from military training to Senate race

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:12pm
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. (...)
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US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.' (...)
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US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter'

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Russian testing violated 1987 missile treaty, calls breach 'very serious matter' (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:10pm
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. (...)
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Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government. (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. (...)
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US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:57am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem. (...)
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Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. (...)
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Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. (...)
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:41am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration. (...)
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